The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is looking for composers in the early stages of their careers to submit new works for its annual Reading Session in order to showcase blooming talent. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania and cannot submit works that have ever been played at a performance or reading by a professional orchestra.
Submissions will be reviewed by Mason Bates, the PSO's Composer of the Year, and performed by the orchestra. After the session, composers will receive feedback from a panel including Bates, Loh, Haimor, and the Pittsburgh Symphony musicians. Last year’s recipients included a masters student from Carnegie Mellon, a student from Gettysburg college, a doctoral student at University of Pennsylvania, and a piano performance major from Duquesne. The submission deadline is Thursday, Nov. 20, and selected works will be announced December 8th.
For more information about how to apply, click here.